What are the highlights? Well, how about 4K HDR video recording? It’s a world’s first for a phone, says Sony, using a 19MP Motion Eye camera.
There’s also a design overhaul (a new smooth curved 3D glass surface for your palm) and front-facing stereo speakers make the Xperia XZ2 the loudest one yet, says the company. There’s also support for wireless charging…
Dynamic Vibration System
Want something a bit unconventional? There’s a Dynamic Vibration System to make you feel the sounds you are hearing, claims Sony. The company’s blog states:
DVS affords a surprisingly varied level of feedback. A Spider-man trailer featured a scene set on the subway and as a train chugged over the tracks we felt every bump along the way.
Playing Angry Birds we could feel the tension of the catapult as we lined up our shot and the resulting carnage as our bird crashed, smashed and bashed its way through the blocks.
Although there’s now no headphone jack, the Xperia XZ2 will ship with a USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor for use of wired headphones and supporting Hi-Res audio.
The 5.7-inch TRILUMINOS screen supports Full HD+ (1080 x 2160) courtesy of slimmed-down bezels for 18:9 High Dynamic Range display.
It runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4 x 2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).
There’s 4GB of RAM and 64GB UFS internal memory (Sony, very scrupulously, flags that firmware and preloaded apps take approximately 15GB, leaving 49GB for user-selected content). You can get up to 400GB of storage via microSDXC support.
You can read the full specifications online.
As for colour, the new phone is available in black, silver, green and pink. Or, as Marketing would put it, Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green and Ash Pink (Liquid Green didn’t resonate for consumer engagement, I presume).
Availability and pricing? The Xperia XZ2 will be available from 6 April 2018 for £700.